Saturday, January 26, 2019

What I’m Watching: Supergirl

Supergirl: Season 4, Episode 10 “Suspicious Minds” (B+)

This show is taking a darker turn as Supergirl is no longer allowed to operate as part of the DEO, especially considering the direction that Colonel Haley immediately went in doing everything possible to uncover her secret identity. Interrogating the agents was one thing, but then using the truth seeker felt very brutal in a way that reveals the true nature of what the DEO has been charged with under the current administration. Brainy compartmentalizing the secret a bit too much to the point that he forgot about Kara was a humorous moment that led to a far more serious solution to the problem of protecting Supergirl’s civilian life, which involved not only erasing the memories of all the agents who knew who she was but erasing that knowledge from Alex’s brain as well. It doesn’t mean that Alex won’t know who Kara is, but that’s going to be a problematic obstacle which will almost certainly lead to her eventually finding out again anyway. On a lighter note, Brainy awkwardly asking Nia on a date was an exciting premise, and the fact that he just wanted to suggest that she become a superhero was almost as worthwhile. I’d be very interested to see costume and codename ideas he brought along with him. Lena and James being in a better place is a relief, and Lena asking for his help in keeping her ethics in check is about the best thing we could have hoped for with the least evil-leaning Luthor.

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